The National Gallery of Scotland

The National Gallery of Scotland, by William Henry Playfair (1790-1857). Completed 1854. The Mound, Edinburgh. This lies just to the south of the Royal Scottish Academy. Originally built to accommodate both the National Gallery and the Royal Scottish Academy, it has double porticos to the north and south as well as a central portico on each flank, "all very austere and abstract with unfluted orders, though relieved (or compromised?) by the crowning balustrade" (Gifford et al. 282-3). Photograph 1994 by George P. Landow. Text and other views by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2008/10. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this UR or cite it in a text document .]

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Gifford, John, et. al. Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland series). London: Penguin, rev. ed. 1991.

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